Saturday, July 20, 2013

Fair 2013, part 3

John versus the largest squash entry

I love 4-H, but the piggy boots stay OUTSIDE.

Extra bonus this week: a visit from Brianna and Logan

Katie showing beef during the round robin.

4-H friends

Saying goodbye before the auction. Katie is always more attached.

Maggie was much less emotional: "Look! They are spooning!"
I was especially proud of Maggie. Her asthma was horrid this week, but she worked through it.

Quick photo after awards.
Two grand and two reserves for Katie, Three grands and one reserve for Maggie.
And one Lainie ready for next year.
Maggie won this stuffed animal at the carnival. Who does that?!?!
Riding rides with sisters
Riding rides, solo

How Natalie spent the week -- in boots, helping.

How John spent the week: in the stroller.
How John spent the week, part 2: breathing treatments for bronchiolitis.

They must not be too "faired" out.
Katie asked to stop to take pictures of this on the way home "for next year's photo project"

Friday, July 12, 2013

Fair 2013, Part Two

What do you get when you combine clothing, photo and craft judging, a birthday, two Farmers Market, three 12-hour shifts, and a Grill-Off the same week? I'll tell you what you DON'T  get. You don't get pictures of the girls in their outfits!

Okay, Jay did snap a few photos of them at the style revue. But for 4-H record books, it looks like mama failed on this one and we will have to do some modeling at home. Not that the girls would complain about that chore!

Here's what we do have:
Sisters in sundresses. Katie and Maggie made their own, I made the other two.

Look at my little model! This is Katie's buymanship outfit.

Maggie's sundress. I feel I should add that Maggie felt like crud all day and all night, hence that expression. But she did get a grand champion for this outfit...might have helped that she was the only entry in her division! :) Still, she is proud!

Maggie's buymanship outfit and her constructed garment trophy.
Katie's purple-winning white dress. Thanks to Grace O, Katie learned so very much on this dress.
And not to leave John out, although he didn't get a new dress nor painted toenails.
At four months, this guy weighs 12 pounds 8 oz and is 22 3/4 inches long. With a 90th percentile head.
Stud muffin, indeed.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Fair 2013

Photo, crafts, and clothing judging complete.
It's late and I'm kind of exhausted.
But I wanted to post at least the girls' purple-ribbon photos.
Some time soon I'll post a picture of them in their buymanship, construct garments, and their crafts.
Until then...
Katie's black and white

Maggie's photo. No coaching on this one.

How to convince Mom to let you add photography halfway through the year? Come in from the front yard with this photo. WTG, Maggie.

Katie's purple of Nat. Thank you, Daddy Jay, for taking them out for a quick photo shoot.

Katie's third purple. Again, thanks to Daddy Jay for saying, "Hey, check out this cool plant." Those are ants eating lady bugs eating aphids eating a weed.